A big problem with education is that it cannot make up for a lack of parenting. I'm talking about counselors, and how useless they are to the average student. They'll help you do what you need to do to get financial aid, but they have neither the time nor in most cases the inclination to get to know you well enough to intelligently advise you on what courses you should be taking. When you pair the average counseling with the typical tools available to the student and counselor it is nothing short of a miracle when a student gets the courses they really need.
Don't even get me started on the fundamental problems in earlier education...
Anyway, there's a lot of truck drivers with degrees in stuff other than turning a steering wheel. Higher education is not enough, and on its own it should probably be avoided. Having a clue about what you want to do can avoid getting a big debt for an expensive piece of scratchy bumwad.
The second sentence ("He looks like a great family man[...]") is even funnier if the only picture of him you've seen is what he looks like now. Let's see, his parents are VME SPARCs while his grandfolks are 68k VME (I hear his uncle was a 3/370) and his kids are SS10s and 20s... in another generation they'll have Hypersparcs, and his great-great grandkids will basically be mediocre PCs with UltraSPARC processors and PCI buses. From the look of that plaque, though, there's a NeXT in the... oh, somebody stop me.
My idea of roughing it turning the air conditioner too low.